Sunday, May 9, 2021

Cupboards and Cabinets in Decor

Hello Friends,
I'm so glad you're here, because today I'm joining a great group of bloggers as we share our love for all things vintage with the Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop, hosted by our wonderful friend Cindy from County Road 407. We were given the topic of "How we use Cabinets and Hutches in our decor". Well, let me tell you I was jumping for joy when I saw that I would get to share one of my favorite pieces of furniture. 

Yes, you guessed it.
The Holiday Cupboard!

If you're coming from visiting Michelle over at her place
Welcome, so glad you came by to visit and are following the Hop.
Michelle is styling her hutch for summer, so if you missed getting by
I hope you'll take a minute and check out the Hop participants before me.

My love for cabinets and hutches comes from my equal love
 of decorating the shelves inside.
The only thing better than an old pie safe or cabinet
is having those doors wide open and getting to see all the 
wonderful dishes and vintage pieces displayed.

I've bought and sold antiques and vintage pieces for years, but back in 2006 my husband and I got into the retail end of things with a few flea and antique mall spaces. I love "smalls" and have always loved to create vignettes with them in my vintage pieces. Having cabinets that were for sale made it easier to display goods, and then to change things up for holidays and seasons. So that's where it all comes from and I've carried that over to my home since I'm no longer selling, I just get to keep things freshened up here at home.

Instead of sharing all the cabinets and hutches I've used throughout the years, I thought I'd focus on this old pie safe that's had several "lives" with me. At our previous home I had it in the basement basically for storage. Before that it had been in my studio/office holding supplies. When we moved to this house, I was thrilled to be able to use it out in the sunroom/Garden Room and then found it to be the perfect place to display dishes, ironstone, and seasonal vintage pieces.

No matter the holiday or season, it's always fun to decorate
 in and around this wonderful old piece of furniture.
Pie Safes, Pie Cupoards, Pie Cabintets were popular back in the 1800's
as a kitchen cabinet that stored breads, pies, and food stuffs before
the "ice box" was introduced into the average family home.

The Garden Room is filled with antique and vintage pieces in whites and neutrals.
Keeping the furniture in neutrals creates a wonderful background that welcomes
all the natural color from each season and holiday.

The Holiday Cupboard is in the sunroom along with a bunch of other white and chippy vintage pieces. I have a few wicker seating pieces, an old baker's rack, an Eastlake library table and other odds and ends that I really enjoy dressing up for whatever holiday or season comes around. Quilts, pillows, florals, prints and random vintage ephemera get changed up according to seasonal color, not only in the room as a whole, but also inside the cabinet. It's the place that my vintage dishes, ironstone, and transferware mingle with bits and pieces of holiday and seasonal goods.

My Daddy made me the little coffee table/bench before he passed
back in 1999. I've used it in many different spots, 
and it's just the right size to put together a few fun vignettes.

No matter the season or holiday
it's always my first spot to decorate.

Here are a few other cabinets around the house.
This is another pie safe that was from my husband's great grandmother's kitchen.
It had been stripped and refinished before I received it 
so I painted it antique white to better match my decor.
I use it in my office for art and office supplies.

Here's the "Cookbook Nook" in the Hearth Room,
which was a cabinet I used to display items at one of my
flea market spaces, but came home to live with me when I closed shop.
This little "Frankenstein" cabinet is just the right height to keep
a changing seasonal vignette on top.

This china cupboard is in the Garden Room
along with the matching farm table.
I love to decorate "on top" but keeping a simple antique
basket here is perfect for this setting.

We hope you'll continue the Hop by following the Linky images below.
Next up is Christy from her lovely blog, Our Southern Home.
Thanks so much for putting this Hop together, Cindy!

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 Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles 
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  
Share Your Style at French Ethereal
Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage  
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Friday with Friends at My Hubbard Home
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique,
 Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge and County Road 407


  1. I so much enjoyed seeing how you styled your pie safe for each season. You are a master at creating the most beautiful displays with all of your vintage treasures. I had a field day pinning many of your ideas!

  2. You have so many beautiful pieces of furniture, Debra! Love, love, love the way you layer your vintage and antique pieces so seamlessly. You always make it look easy! I'm definitely going to find a way to add more baskets to the tops of our hutches too. Yours looks really good. Hope your weekend is a fun one, CoCo

  3. Debra, when we first started collecting antique furniture way back in the 1960's we found a kitchen cupboard just like yours. I absolutely loved it and it was the best of the finds then in my opinion. We used it in our home for a long time and then we sold it. Still kicking myself. I love how your's looks for any occasion. It is always so pretty..Happy Mother's Day..xxoJudy

  4. You style your cupboards and cabinets so beautifully Debra. Every season is decorated so beautifully and I love all the vintage treasures. Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. I love your holiday cupboard. You can go to town with any and all holidays and when it feels too busy you can just close the doors. A great piece for collectors to showcase items!

  6. Love your holiday cabinet always. You always style it so nicely. Happy Mother's Day. Have a great day today. xoxo Kris

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  10. Debra, you are the hutch styling master! I love how you style your pie safe for each season and I always look forward to seeing how you'll change it up when the new seasons or holidays approach!

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    wünsche DIR noch einen schönen ABEND
    bis bald die BIRGIT aus TIROL

  12. Oh my golly, I adore each and every styling of each and every holiday! When I saw Thanksgiving, it gave me all the warm get together feels and the Valentine's?!... I can't even it's so cute! Makes me want a "holiday" cabinet too! And now I want to paint everything white. Thanks so much for joining in. Pinned!

  13. Debra,
    I always enjoy a tour of your sunroom, but all the seasons in 1 post is just perfect. That cabinet is quite the treasure!

  14. I loved this round-the-year look at your holiday cupboard, Debra! It's fun to see how many of us have one of these primitive pie cupboards in our homes:) Always love seeing your amazing vintage collections and how you expertly style them. I am drooling over that Christmas plaid lunchbox!

  15. Debra, your holiday cabinet is so pretty and I love how you decorate it for each season with all of your pretty dishes and decor. It's wonderful that you have that sunroom to decorate throughout the year. You have so many great ideas! Thank you for sharing them with us.

  16. fabulous and beautiful! I really enjoyed this post! have a lovely afternoon.

  17. I loved this post Debra! You are so talented! I loved each and every one but if you forced me to choose one it would probably be the patriotic one. I'm excited for the 4th this year and that is just beautiful. Have a wonderful week!

  18. Wow! You are the queen of holiday styling! I LOVE all your vintage collectables and the way you layer everything on whatever you are working on. It is all so beautiful! You inspire me every time I visit. Thanks you for sharing your talent with us.


  19. Debra, you are the undisputed queen of year-round hutch styling! Thank you for sharing your talents at Farmhouse Friday... we're featuring you at tomorrow's party!

  20. Debra,
    I enjoyed this post so much!! I always love seeing how you style this cupboard and decorate your garden room...It was wonderful to see it decorated for the different Holidays and Seasons!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!


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